Suits

Swim suits saga 'needs urgent fixing'

Tom Wald Eamon Sullivan's long-time coach says swimming must roll back the clock on suit technology.

Swimming Australia wants new suits ban

Swimming Australia has asked the world governing body to cease approval of any further swimsuits.

Italians dig for truth over swim suits

Tom Wald The truth about the performance-enhancing impact of the controversial space-age swim suits is set to be revealed before the Beijing Olympics.

Popov rejects criticism of swim suits

Four-time Olympic gold medallist Alexander Popov has no sympathy with swimmers who blame their defeats on rivals wearing a high-tech suit.

Swimmers, not suits, behind record times

By Tom Wald World championships gold medallist Brenton Rickard has dismissed suggestions that a new swimsuit is behind the recent deluge of world records.

Times fall after new swim suits released

By Tom Wald Is it the new swim suits or swimmers getting serious in an Olympic year?

Australia's Commonwealth Games swimming uniforms criticised by fashion experts

Brittany Elmslie

Rose Powell New Australian swimming kit making people look at "the wrong place".

Swimming

Possible reasons abound for Michael Phelps' return to swimming

Just why is Michael Phelps returning to the pool?

Childs Walker For almost a year, the question was "if" Michael Phelps would return to competitive swimming.

Swimming

Give swimmers more support, urges Olympic Games medallist Brenton Rickard

Chris Dutton Two-time Olympic Games medallist Brenton Rickard has implored officials to build a post-career support network for Australia's swimmers to help them transition to life out of the pool.

Swimming

Thorpe's desire questioned

Ian Thorpe.

Jon Pierik Head coach Leigh Nugent unsure whether Thorpe has determination needed to dominate.

Swimming

Magnussen embraces underdog status

James Magnussen

Not so long ago he was a man who felt invincible, but James Magnussen is taking a very human approach into his 100m freestyle world title defence in Barcelona.

Swim stars make waves in a high-tech costume drama

Liesel Jones.

Samantha Lane They were designed to break world records, the key element of a 'revolutionary racing system' that would deliver gold medals.

Coach defends aid for Thorpe

Ian Thorpe

Michael Cowley Australian swimming head coach Leigh Nugent has declared anyone who would begrudge the financial support being given to Ian Thorpe and fellow comeback swimmers Libby Trickett and Michael Klim to be...

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Stars have earned assistance: Nugent

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Michael Cowley Head coach Leigh Nugent has declared anyone who would begrudge the financial support being given to Ian Thorpe, Libby Trickett and Michael Klim to be an ''ungrateful Australian''.

Swimming

If suit comes up short, dump it: AOC

Libby Trickett and Leisel Jones.

Samantha Lane Australian Olympic Committee offers athletes unprecedented rights to ditch the team sponsor and wear something else.

Olympic swimmers in battle over swimsuits

Samantha Lane A battle has erupted between two of the world's biggest swimsuit manufacturers.

Swimming

D'Arcy off to Games, this time for keeps

Nick D'Arcy

Stathi Paxinos FOR the second time in his career Nick D'Arcy last night gained Olympic selection. This time he intends to make sure he goes.

Magnussen makes statement in 100m freestyle

James Magnussen

World champion James Magnussen delivered on his promise to make a statement to his international rivals, improving on the fastest ever 100m freestyle time in a textile suit in a stunning victory at...

Swimming

Magnussen talks the talk after impressive performance

Liam Fitzgibbon World champion James Magnussen predicted sleepless nights for his international rivals after he raised the bar again with his stunning 100 metres freestyle victory at the Olympic trials in Adelaide.

Swimsuit row on eve of Games

A new swimsuit war has broken out four months from the Olympics.